Funding for Groups

  • Sport England Small Grants funding available £300 - £10,000; focus on funding adults and young people (14+) to become more active, develop a more resilient sporting habit, develop more diverse volunteers or improve progression and inclusion in talent development
  • Big Lottery Awards for Allfunding available: £300 - £10,000; focus on grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. Sport and physical activity projects must have a clear link to one of the three Awards for All outcomes.
  • Big Lottery Reaching Communities Englandfunding available: £10,000 - £500,000; funding will enable organisations to use their local knowledge, strengths and resources to make positive changes in their community.
  • Community Foundationfunding available: varies; the Community Foundation provides grants and other support to groups and individuals by matching applications to their donors’ interests. Funding available supports three broad themes: supporting people to overcome disadvantage, creating stronger communities and making the area a good place to live.
  • Aviva Community Fund - funding available:£1,000 - £25,000; The Aviva Community Fund offers groups the chance to get funding for an important cause in their community. Fund launches on 12th September.
  • Tesco Bags of Helpfunding available: £1,000, £2,000 and £4,000; Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund local projects in communities right across the UK
  • Persimmon Community Championsmaximum funding available: £1,000; this is a charity match programme which provides donations of up to £1,000 to local UK groups and charities who have already raised their own funds
  • Persimmon Healthy Communitiesfunding available: £750; From May to December 2017, thirty monthly donations of £750 will be given to teams or individuals aged 21 and under to purchase sports kits and equipment
  • Wilko Helping Handsfunding available: not stated; budget available to give a helping hand to local groups and community projects including wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with whatever you’re doing for our community - whether it’s a raffle prize to help with fund raising, tins of paint or extra helpers to do up a community centre.